AIA Georgia Announces 2023 Design Awards Jurors

Pascale Sablan, FAIA, NOMA, Senior Associate at Adjaye Associates (New York, NY), Founder of Beyond the Built Environment, 2021 AIA Whitney M. Young Award Winner and 2023-2024 NOMA President, will serve as the jury chair for the 2023 Design Award Program.

About Pascale Sablan, FAIA, NOMA
Pascale Sablan, FAIA, NOMA, LEED AP, Associate at Adjaye Associates, with over 14 years of experience, has been on the team for a variety of projects around the world. She studied Architecture at Pratt Institute, then pursued a Master of Science in Advanced Architectural Design at Columbia University. Pascale is the 315th living African-American, woman registered architect in the U.S. She is an activist architect who works to advance architecture for the betterment of society, bring visibility and voice to the issues concerning women and BIPOC designers. She founded the Beyond the Built Environment organization positioned to uniquely address the inequitable disparities in architecture. Pascale was awarded the 2021 AIA Whitney M. Young. Jr Award for her advocacy efforts and ascended to the AIA College of Fellows, the youngest African American to reach that honor. In 2020 Pascale was voted President-Elect of the National Organization of Minority Architecture, the 5th woman to hold this position of leadership.

About Josh Shelton, AIA

Josh Shelton, AIA, is a partner of El Dorado, and leads the firm’s Portland office. His primary focus is on design excellence within our shared urban environment. He has a particular interest in mission-driven urban design projects that maximize social impact within a diverse set of contexts, typologies and communities. He has a depth of experience with catalytic projects that leverage complex funding sources that include innovative public-private partnerships, HUD funding, tax credit financing, EPA grants and private sector philanthropy. Josh believes that design excellence should be available to anyone, anywhere.

Josh has taught Urban Design at the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kansas; Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri; and Lawrence Technological University in Detroit, Michigan. He currently sits on the Dean’s Advisory Board for the University of Tennessee College of Architecture and Design and serves regularly as guest critic for the University of Oregon, Portland State University and the University of Idaho.

About Amanda Loper, AIA

Amanda Loper AIA LEED AP holds degrees in architecture and interior architecture from Auburn University and is an alumna of the Rural Studio. In 2006, she joined David Baker Architects and became a Senior Associate in 2013. She is currently collaborating on high-density affordable housing and a neighborhood-serving community center in Hunters View and leading a comprehensive density study for the San Francisco Planning Department. Amanda specializes in rapid architectural prototyping and works to bring social awareness to issues of housing and density within the urban setting.

The remaining  jurors include:

  • Josh Shelton, AIA – Partner at El Dorado (Portland, OR)
  • Amanda Loper, AIA – Principal at David Baker Architects (Birmingham, AL)

The Design Awards Program is sponsored by:

American Metalcraft


About the Design Awards:

The AIA Georgia Design Awards celebrates excellence in architectural design and promotes public awareness of collaboration between architects, designers, and owners. AIA Georgia accepts submissions in the following categories; built, unbuilt, renovation/restoration, interior, resident, and student. Projects submitted must have been completed between January 1, 2016, and December 31, 2022.